This is all that was left of our ice cream experiment.
We made Kick the Can Ice Cream. It was so simple and so delicious. And we made it with coconut milk so my String Beane could eat it.
It started with a trip to Lowe's to get some new paint cans. I bought one gallon size paint can and one quart size paint can. I washed the quart size can and dried it.
I mixed up my ice cream ingredients and put it in the quart sized can. I put the paint can lid on and made sure it was good and sealed. I then put the quart sized can in the gallon can and alternated ice and rock salt until it was full. I sealed up the gallon sized can and outside we went.
Here is String Beane kicking the can. It froze up so much that the whole outside of the can was covered with ice. String Beane and Mr. Homegrown kicked the can back and forth for about 10 minutes.
It made the most delicious ice cream. We ate it up quickly.
Butter Beane was very happy about it. Who couldn't love a face like that?
This was such a fun activity to do with the little Beanes. Go ahead and make you some.
You totally burn off the calories by kicking the can around. It is a dessert and an exercise plan in one!
1 pint milk (We used the coconut milk found in the refrigerator section of the grocery store.)
1/3 cup sugar
4 tablespoons of your favorite pudding mix (We used Vanilla)
Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl until the sugar dissolves.
Pour into the quart sized paint can.
Put quart sized paint can in the gallon sized can.
Layer with ice and then rock salt. I probably used about two cups of ice and 1/4 cup of rock salt for each layer. Seal the gallon sized can. And now kick it! Kick the can or roll the can back and forth for at 10 minutes.
At the end of 10 minutes, open the can up and give the ice cream a stir and serve.
I was really happy with how quickly and solid this ice cream froze. I have struggled with getting the ice cream to freeze when I could not use half and half or some sort of cow milk. This coconut did the trick.
If you want to change the flavor up, just change the flavor of pudding mix. I am sure they would all be yummy!